Ordeal of Purphoros

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Uncommon

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Ordeal of Purphoros

Enchantment — Aura

Whenever enchanted creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Then if it has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros.

When you sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

Ordeal of Purphoros Discussion

Kederekt on The Boros Army

5 months ago

Really solid deck. I’m sure you didn’t notice but you have two Giselas. I’m gonna throw some cards at you. Anya, Merciless Angel, Tiana, Ship's Caretaker, Ordeal of Heliod, Ordeal of Purphoros, Ring of Thune, Ring of Valkas, and Volt Charge would all be killer in this deck. I’m questioning your commander choice. He’s okay but you have so many better commanders in your deck. I really like it overall though.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Tiana; Like an Enchantress but... Not

6 months ago

I would fix your mana base first. Average EDH decks have 45 mana sources, and Tiana definitely needs it, so consider more lands or rocks like Gilded Lotus/Boros Cluestone/Commander's Sphere/Fire Diamond/Marble Diamond etc etc. Fiery Mantle/Dragon Breath could replace Mark of Fury/Goblin War Paint? Guise of Fire/Bonds of Faith/Prophetic Ravings could replace Bloodshed Fever/Hammerhand/Cartouche of Zeal? Graceblade Artisan is a great duplicate of Champion of the Flame, it could replace Favored Hoplite/Call To Serve. If you want more combat map control you could run Goblin Spymaster/Overwhelming Splendor. Immolation/Inferno Fist are good duplicates of Ordeal of Purphoros.

Other than these replacements, I think you made a fine deck. I would include more finishers like Shiv's Embrace/Splinter Twin/Elemental Mastery/Burning Anger/Battle Mastery, or include a combo with Battered Golem/Paradox Engine/Endbringer/Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. I think some weaker finishers in this deck right now are Giant Spectacle/Lightning Reflexes/Madcap Skills/Lightning Talons. And I think Gift of Immortality is alright, but it doesn't protect your auras in extension if a creature-only board wipe happens, so another indestructible spells would be better.

I like the neat combo of Pariah and Tiana, and your enchantment based draw engines + Auratog/Faith Healer is another neat combo. Curse of Opulence is a great include, it's a one drop that adds influences damage away from you and toward your 120 combined life goal. Umbra Mystic/Anax and Cymede/Heavenly Blademaster are also great includes!

foxinsox on blowing off steam

8 months ago

Dorotheus,

I hadn't even entertained the thought of a Pyromancer Ascension list. I was just struck by the combination of Runaway Steam-Kin and Ordeal of Purphoros and wanted to brew something with them. Pyromancer Ascension is an interesting card, and I can see why, if I was going that route, your suggestions would fit in - but I'm trying something different entirely.

Liaramancer on Win Hard: Or Die Trying (Akroan Style)

8 months ago

I'm playing this deck in 2018 and it's still going strong! I replaced Boros Swiftblade with Swiftblade Vindicator. She's an obvious upgrade that only loses to turn three Goblin Chainwhirler. Two cards I'm considering is Tajic, Legion's Edge and Chance for Glory. I'm hesitant to cut an Anax for him, but the benefit is he gives our creatures protection from removal like Chainwhirler and has haste so he can mentor a creature like Fabled Hero or Swiftblade Vindicator the turn you play him. I wonder if there's room for Chance for Glory. It's an all or nothing card, but the deck theme is win hard or die trying, right? Finally, should Rush of Adrenaline replace Titan's Strength? I like the scry but I've been in situations where Fabled Hero could easily kill if he wasn't being blocked. And the turn three kill combo with Favored Hoplite + Ordeal of Purphoros + Boros Charm + Titan's Strength still works with Rush of Adrenaline.

Liaramancer on Win Hard: Or Die Trying (Akroan Style)

8 months ago

I'm playing this deck in 2018 and it's still going strong! I replaced Boros Swiftblade with Swiftblade Vindicator. She's an obvious upgrade that only loses to turn three Goblin Chainwhirler. Two cards I'm considering is Tajic, Legion's Edge and Chance for Glory. I'm hesitant to cut an Anax for him, but the benefit is he gives our creatures protection from removal like Chainwhirler and has haste so he can mentor a creature like Fabled Hero or Swiftblade Vindicator the turn you play him. I wonder if there's room for Chance for Glory. It's an all or nothing card, but the deck theme is win hard or die trying, right? Finally, should Rush of Adrenaline replace Titan's Strength? I like the scry but I've been in situations where Fabled Hero could easily kill if he wasn't being blocked. And the turn three kill combo with Favored Hoplite + Ordeal of Purphoros + Boros Charm + Titan's Strength still works with Rush of Adrenaline.

TheMadRocketeer on Just For Kicks

10 months ago

Made the following swaps.

Out

1x Druid of the Anima #Elves #Ramp-Fixing #T2_Drop (Illegal for R/G commander)
1x Neheb, the Eternal #(R)(R) #Ramp-Fixing

In

1x Ordeal of Purphoros #+1/+1_Counters
1x Genesis Wave #Finisher #(G)(G)(G) #Mana_Sink

blong217 on

1 year ago

Also the deck can kill turn 4 if uninteracted with, which is not hard to believe with Karn tron since it doesn't creature out like eldrazi tron. I'll give an example. We'll say the rakdos goes first.

Turn 1: Rakdos Cackler unleash.
Turn 2: Spike Jester, hit for 5.
Turn 3: Ordeal of Purphoros on cackler and Coordinated Assault on jester and cackler hit for 8 making 13 damage.
Turn 4: Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch unleash swing for 11 sacraficing ordeal adding another 3 making 27 damage by turn 4.

Exava is unecessary by this point as 7 is enough to do the job but ultimately that will do it. If you are on the play that means tron has to either assemble tron by turn 3 or its too slow to react. Which is not entirely unheard of for tron.

Tungdil on New Dinosaurs

1 year ago

Funkydiscogod unfortunately Vines of Vastwood is as expensive as Blossoming Defense. I don't want non-dinosaurs, those humans are the only exception, however you identified a huge problem that is the poor ramp. Perhaps I need some Overgrowth, I don't know. Well this combo for dino tokes is very interesting, maybe we can improve it making faster, what do you think about Battlegrowth/Burst of Strength/Nahiri's Machinations/Ordeal of Purphoros + Fire Whip/Power of Fire?

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